Southern Highlands: No.1 on my Vegas Bucket List
I did some revamping of my Vegas Bucket List page the other day and realized I’m almost done! Hard to believe that there’s only a good handful of courses left in the valley that I haven’t played.
The remaining courses I have left totals 14 not including some of the courses out in Mesquite or Laughlin, I’m trying to keep the Vegas facilities separate for now.
Next weekend I’m heading out to Boulder Creek so that’s going to knock off another local course leaving me with lucky #13 to go!
The remaining local courses I have yet to play are:
- Stallion Mountain
- Painted Desert
- Highland Falls
- Eagle Crest
- Paiute – Wolf Course
- Paiute – Snow Course
Then there are the private courses I haven’t made my way onto:
- Southern Highlands Golf Club
- TPC Summerlin
- Anthem Country Club
- Las Vegas Country Club
- Red Rock Country Club
That leaves just two courses and I grouped them together because I consider them to be rather exclusive:
- Shadow Creek
- Wynn Las Vegas
Obviously my top three to go play, if I could tee it up tomorrow, would be Southern Highlands, Shadow Creek or The Wynn. I mean if you’re going to go big might as well GO BIG, right? Anyway, I’ve been “promised” a round out at Shadow Creek by some fella from Missouri and I have a few contacts that I believe can help get me out on Anthem and LV Country Club. Of course the local track I’m not worried about, their time will come eventually.
My ultimate round though would be to get out and play Southern Highlands Golf Club. Ever since I walked the course and watched the Colligate Masters a few years ago I’ve been dreaming about teeing it up there. There is just something majestic about the course that makes you feel like you’re in the presence of royalty.
It’s been a good year so far for the Bucket List. I’ve managed to cross off 7 courses (South Shore, Spanish Trails, Cascata, Siena, Bears Best, TPC Las Vegas & Bali Hai) and after Boulder Creek that will be a total of 8 new courses played this year.
With a little bit of luck and maybe some of my charm (ha) I’ll be able to get this list completed by the end of 2014, at least that’s my goal.